Kristen S. Kurland
Teaching Professor of Architecture, Information Systems and Public Policy
Kristen Kurland is a Teaching Professor of Architecture, Information Systems, and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy and School of Architecture, President of CMU's Andrew Carnegie Society, and serves on CMU's Board of Trustees.
Professor Kurland's research focuses on interdisciplinary collaborations in health, the built environment, and spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). She works closely with CMU’s Heinz College, School of Architecture, and Civil and Environmental Engineering colleagues and students on health, urban design, economic development, sustainability, and IT
Professor Kurland's teaching at Carnegie Mellon University includes building information modeling (BIM),
In addition to her
Professor Kurland is also the co-author of a series of best-selling GIS workbooks for Esri, Inc. the world’s leading GIS software developer, including GIS Tutorial 1 Basic Workbook, GIS Tutorial for Health, and GIS Tutorial for Crime Analysis.
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